The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Scale” of Racism in Britain

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Scale” of Racism in Britain

Is there a scale to measure racism in Britain? It appears there may be two. British politics being what it is (and brave is the person who dares to define it), the political stories that grab the headlines day after day tend to be both confusing and confounding. Brexit of course dominates everything. But the [...]

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Ratchet Up” Pressure

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Ratchet Up” Pressure

Donald Trump has perfected the fine art of diplomatic ratcheting up, but the result of his efforts may be a letdown.  In most people’s historical imagination, the instrument of torture known as the rack stands as the icon of European medieval barbarity. By progressively ratcheting it up, torturers increased the victim’s pain until they confessed. [...]

How Will Ivan Duque Navigate Colombia’s Latest Political Storm?

How Will Ivan Duque Navigate Colombia’s Latest Political Storm?

The new president must choose between respecting the independence of Colombia’s judiciary and standing by the innocence of his political mentor. The inauguration of Ivan Duque as Colombia’s new president took place on August 7, on what was an extremely windy afternoon in the capital city of Bogotá. The inclement weather seemed fitting given the [...]

Taking Steps Toward a Resolution in Transnistria

Rejeanne Lacroix Réjeanne Lacroix is a Canadian independent researcher focusing on international security and the post-Soviet space. She earned her BA in Political Sc .... Read more In the past, Moscow stated receptiveness to a diplomatic solution, as long as the resolution is in its favor, and both sides agree to a plausible reintegration blueprint. [...]

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Destabilize” Saudi Arabia

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Destabilize” Saudi Arabia

Canada dares to challenge Saudi Arabia on human rights and suffers the consequences. What will the US do? A minor diplomatic war has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Business Insider reports that in response to a tweet by Global Affairs Canada expressing concern about the arrest of women’s rights activists, Saudi Arabia retaliated [...]

Climate Change: Are We there Yet?

Climate Change: Are We there Yet?

Is the current heat wave caused by climate change? In early 2017, Fair Observer published my article just ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration discussing the possible course the new administration may take in response to climate change. Since then, the Trump administration’s views on global warming haven’t changed. If anything, actions and words expressed [...]